Survey finds mothers deeply involved in children's educational lives

November 11, 2009

Nearly three-quarters of women in American households planning for college say it's very important for their children to obtain a college degree, a new survey from Keeping College Within Reach has found. 36% of surveyed women indicated that the responsibility for the overall college planning and saving process is primarily their own, while 56% share this duty with a spouse or partner. Over half of women agreed that not paying for college would be "a failure of me as a parent." The survey found that women are more likely than men to strongly agree that a college education is particularly important for a woman's ability to achieve financial security. Read the full report